Lesser than angels. Greater than humans. Made of smokeless flame, scorching fire. They are the djinn.
Also called jinn or genies.
And no, I’m not talking about some big blue guy who’ll grant you three wishes if you run his tummy. I’m talking about the real McCoy.
Jinn are said to be creatures of free will, like humans, yet made of smokeless fire rather than clay. And just like humans, they can be evil, good, or indifferent.
Djinn can travel around the world at mind blowing speed, flashing from continent to continent in mere seconds. They prefer the remote places of the earth: mountains, seas, and deserts.
Yet every once in awhile, one of the djinn will no longer be content with his (or her) lot in life and will force himself into the realm of humans. Such a djinni may take perverse pleasure in punishing unwitting humans for imagined slights. Or worse, he may lure them into the desert to feast on their flesh and take the power of their souls as his own.
Not to worry. Should you fall foul of such a creature, he will face his comeuppance on Judgement Day.
Not that you’ll be around to see it …